The Hitchhiker – Dubois Files #2
Set in the 1950s, Cora Dubois, Jimmie Mosher and their friends, Laszlo, George, and Ruby, discover they have a talent for getting to the bottom of local mysteries. Each book includes a "forgotten" craft or skill, and may address social/moral issues of the mid-twentieth century.
In The Hitchhiker (Dubois Files book #2), Cora's family gives a hitchhiker a ride. He didn't seem to speak English, and Cora's mother thought he was ill. Then Jimmie went exploring and found more than he expected. The hitchhiker was not only sick, but he wanted the children to help him. If only they could have understood what he was saying! It took four of them to solve his problem. Enjoyed by readers ages 6-12.
About Joan H. Young (Traverse City, Michigan Author)
Joan Young has enjoyed the out-of-doors her entire life. Highlights of her outdoor adventures include Girl Scouting, which provided yearly training in camp skills, and the opportunity to engage in a 10-day canoe trip, and numerous short backpacking excursions. She was selected to attend the 1965 Senior Scout Roundup in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, an international event to which 10,000 girls were invited. She has ridden a bicycle from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in 1986, and completed the North Country National Scenic Trail on August 3, 2010. Her total mileage was 4395 miles. Young is the first woman to hike the entire trail, and the 9th person overall to complete it on foot.
In 2005, North Country Cache was released for the 25th Anniversary of the North Country Trail. Since then, more and more of her time has been spent writing. Young now also writes the Anastasia Raven Mysteries, and the Dubois Files children's mystery series.
She also writes a monthly column for the Ludington Daily News called "Get Off the Couch."